New York - Fleet Week - 2012
6 years ago I set sail aboard the @prideofbaltimore.
As the sun burned off the morning fog I realized we were linking up with an entire flotilla. This view as we sailed up the Hudson is something I’ll never forget. As we passed WTC the ships gave a canon salute. The echoes off the buildings of lower Manhattan would chill you to the bone. Not long after we were treated to low pass fly overs from the @usnavyblueangels.
The whole thing felt like an out of body experience, and this photo is the only proof I have to myself that it actually happened.
Honduras - 2012
Ya’ll wanna do landscapes for a bit? Definitely not an area I specialize in. There are some insanely talented landscape photographers out there. I’m just a tourist who occasionally finds myself with a view that does all the heavy lifting for me.
Valle de Ángeles, Honduras - 2012
Always carry cash with you when you’re out shooting. Had to pay this cowboy $5 to take his picture. Also, if you’re good at something, never do it for free.
Santa Bárbara, Honduras - 2012
One of my favorite things to do when traveling is just walk around and take pictures. It gets me grounded in my new location and you meet some interesting people. Vendors and shop owners are the low hanging fruit of street photography and I am not ashamed.
Rolling back the clock. 2012. I’ve decided to spend the next few months using Instagram to tell my journey as an artist and growth as a person. The foundation of my work is rooted in the individual. Whether it’s a photograph, a documentary, a commercial or a narrative project, I always look to tell the story of people. That’s my anchor. I think we have a tendency to group people together, to categorize them, to put them into boxes. We lose sight of the individual in all the noise. I’m grateful to be in a position to spend time with people all over the world, and if I’m lucky, I get the opportunity to share their story and let them shine. Here’s a carpenter in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I’ve always loved seeing someone proud of the work they’ve done and the things they’ve built.
October 2016. Southeastern Turkey, 60 miles from Aleppo. The most beat down and exhausted I have ever been. Coming off 2 1/2 months of straight work across 4 continents and 10 countries. 48 hours earlier I was in a hospital in Paris when the producer gave me a call: “come to Turkey.” I didn’t have to go, it was an invitation. I had a flight to LA booked for the next day. I wanted to go home. I wanted to rest. But I knew opportunities like this didn’t come around that often. I knew this story was special. So I got on a plane to Istanbul. The work we did over the next few days was some of the best of my career. Last night we won an Emmy for that project. Sometimes when you think the tank is empty, you’ve just gotta dig a little deeper and keep pushing. So grateful for collaborators who understand good storytelling, and continue to strive for greatness. #TeamNoSleep
Reinvigorated. Nothing like 100 miles of desert riding with your best friends to get the adrenaline going and light a fire under your ass. It’s been almost a year since I last posted to Instagram. I obsess about my work and then never share that content with the world. But sometimes you’ve just gotta send it. Over the next few months I’ll be posting my photography, cinematography and a bit of directing from the past few years until we’re caught up to 2018, the most epic year to date. Photo by the king of adventure @zandroid #MustacheRide2018
Now taking bookings for beard portraits.
Nothing like a cold brew after a long day of being a badass.